Mark Rylance Makes Unusual Offer to Patrons of London Nice Fish

News   Mark Rylance Makes Unusual Offer to Patrons of London Nice Fish The Off-Broadway hit will play a ten-week limited run with its original New York cast.
Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance

Three-time Tony-winning actor Mark Rylance, who also won an Oscar this year for his appearance in Bridge of Spies, is to reprise his performance in Nice Fish, a play that he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins, at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre.

Performances begin November 15 prior to an official opening November 25 for a ten-week run that is booking through January 21, 2017, only.

The production is also making a unique offer: Patrons who come dressed as a fish or fisherman (with a fishing rod) can hook themselves a complimentary ticket in a private box. The tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 6 PM on the night of the performance (1:30 PM for matinees). Tickets are located in Box A and B only, and allocated at the discretion of the Box Office.

Originally commissioned and produced by The Guthrie Theater in 2013 and subsequently produced at Cambridge's A.R.T, the play received its New York debut in a run at St. Ann's Warehouse in February this year.

The play is set on a frozen Minnesota lake, where the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It's the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice angling for answers to life's larger questions. They are played by Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl, and are joined by the rest of the original U.S. cast: Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk.

The play is directed by Claire van Kampen, who also wrote the music, with sets by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ilona Somogyl, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound by Scott W. Edwards. It is being produced in London by Sonia Friedman Productions.

For further details, visit nicefishtheplay.co.uk.

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